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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:57 PM

Barge Carrying Oil Crashes on Mississippi River

Source: CBS News

Barge carrying oil crashes on Mississippi River

January 27, 2013

VICKSBURG, Miss. A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and closing the waterway for eight miles in each direction, the Coast Guard said. A second barge was damaged.

Investigators did not know how much had spilled, but an oily sheen was reported as far as three miles downriver of Vicksburg after the 1:12 a.m. incident, said Lt. Ryan Gomez of the Coast Guard's office in Memphis, Tenn.

Authorities were still trying to determine the source of the leak, but it appeared to be coming


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57566095/barge-carrying-oil-crashes-on-mississippi-river

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Hissyspit Jan 2013 OP
kimbutgar Jan 2013 #1
aquart Jan 2013 #2
NoOneMan Jan 2013 #3
madrchsod Jan 2013 #4
underpants Feb 2013 #5
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #7
Sunlei Feb 2013 #6

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:58 PM

1. Oh karma - govt is so bad they have to clean this up themselves because it's a

States right !

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:01 AM

2. Not good.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:32 AM

3. On bright side, looks like the drought didn't shut down the river

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:58 AM

4. just think of this....

using oil tankers across the great lakes. the latest idea is using tankers to ship crude from ports on lake superior to refineries on the great lakes and beyond.

does the edmund fitzgerald ring a bell?

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:09 PM

7. Yes, thanks.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:59 PM

6. what a mess! Time to reverse the Mississippi. Gulf to Great lakes to NW passage.

The last ice age is well over, the drainage is slowing down.
North America could make great use of transcontinental water shipping lanes.

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